Upward Bound Math Science
Upward Bound Math Science is a part of the federally funded TRIO programs, whose purpose is to prepare low-income and first-generation college bound students for success in higher education. The goal of Upward Bound Math Science is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in those subjects.
The Upward Bound Math Science program at Boston University serves 50 students from Brighton, Chelsea and Charlestown High Schools, who have the opportunity to do joint activities with 75 students from Boston University’s Upward Bound Program, which has been in operation since 1989.
This model provides integration with academic researchers at Boston University and offers expanded opportunities for program participants to prepare in greater depth for study in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) at the post-secondary level.
Services are based on the Boston University campus and include after school tutoring and classes held weekday afternoons, science Saturdays & vacation weeks, and an academically intensive six-week summer residential program.
Students participate in hands-on and exploratory science activities, as well as work in research labs. Students participate in both the school year and summer components upon entry to the program until high school graduation. All program services are free and students receive a small stipend for their participation.